NRM Officials Rush to Bukanga County to Calm Down Angry Voters


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She however, wants the complaints to produce evidence to substantiate their claims of rigging.

NRM party officials in Isingiro District accompanied by the Police and Army have rushed to Endinzi Sub County in Bukanga County to quell protests by angry party supporters. 

On Friday last week, over 500 NRM supporters in Endinzi Sub County handed over their party membership cards to the sub county NRM chairperson Aron Turahi to express dissatisfaction over the conduct of the just concluded party primaries.

They threatened to quit the ruling unless the top management addresses their concerns. This has prompted the Isingiro District NRM party leadership to rush to Endinzi Sub County to contain the situation. 

Lillian Ruteraho Tushemerirwe, the Isingiro District NRM party chairperson told URN this morning that they had teamed up with Police led by Geoffrey Macheme, the Deputy Rwizi Regional Police Commander to investigate the conduct of all party officials implicated in vote rigging.
She however, wants the complaints to produce evidence to substantiate their claims of rigging.

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Isingiro District NRM party Electoral Commission received 170 petitions from the just concluded primaries to elect flag bearers for the sub county chairpersons and district councilors.

Apollo Arinaitwe Kanyankore, one of the residents is bitter with the NRM party leadership in the district for failing to prevent open rigging of votes. He also accuses Godfrey Mushaija, the Endinzi sub county Registrar for open ballot stuffing at the tally centre. 

Aron Turahi, one of the losers says the involvement of security officers in the primaries has angered several members forcing them to denounce the party.
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Mariam Kabasongora
Mariam Kabasongora is the Mbarara URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under her docket. Kabasongora has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Kabasongora began her career as a reporter for Messiah Radio in Kasese in 2001. She was subsequently a reporter with Endigyito Radio in 2005, Voice of Kigezi in Kabale between 2002 and 2005 and a freelance reporter with URN from 2007 to 2010. She was the news editor with Voice of Kamwenge in that district from 2008 to 2010.

Kabasongora covers agriculture, local government, health and faith stories. She is also interested in politics.